y intercept calculator is used to find the y intercept in the equation of the straight line. We can get the y intercept of a straight line from the y = mx + b. Here b is the y intercept. We can also get the y intercept from (x/a) + (y / b) = 1. Here, b is the y – intercept.
Example 1: Find the y – intercept of the equation of the line 3x + 2y = 6.
We can convert the given equation into y = mx + b.
To do that, first we can shift the 3x to the right hand side of the equality.
Then we have 2y = - 3x + 6
Now we can divide this equation by 2
Then we have the equation y = (-3/ 2) x + 3
Here, y intercept = b = 3
Example 2: Find the y – intercept of the equation of the line 3x + 5y = 15.
We can convert the given equation into (x/a) + (y/b) = 1
Here b is the y intercept
To convert into this form, first we can divide this equation by 15
Then we have (3x/15) + (5y/15) = 1
We can write above equation as (x/ 5) + (y/3) = 1
Here, y intercept = b = 3.